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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Hazey, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Hazey

    Hazey Registered

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    Please add any that I have missed off by replying

    Marine abbreviations:-

    FTS = Full Tank Shot
    GHA = Green Hair Algae
    FOWLR = Fish Only With Live Rock
    CUC = Clean Up Crew
    LFS = Local Fish Shop
    AWC = Auto Water Changer
    SG = Specific Gravity
    SPS = Small Polyp Stony corals
    LPS = Large Polyp Stony corals
    DT = Display Tank
    DSB = Deep Sand Bed
    MM = Miracle Mud
    WS = White Spot
    FW = Flat Worm
    ATU = Auto Top Up
    YT = Yellow Tang
    PT = Purple Tang
    PBT = Powder Blue Tang
    Phos= Phosphate
    Cal= Calcium
    Mag= Magnesium
    RO= Reverse Osmosis (Purified water)
    No2= Nitrite
    No3= Nitrate
    FOWLR= Fish Only With Liverock (A tank with no corals just fish)
    AEFW = acropora eating flat worm
    GAC = granular activated carbon
    GFO = granular ferric oxide (rowaphos)
    LPH = litres per hour
    GPH = gallons per hour
    LR = live rock
    RTN = rapid tissue necrosis
    STN = slow tissue necrosis
    CBBF = copperband butterfly fish
    RODI = reverse osmosis de-ionised
    HLLE = head and lateral line erosion
    TP = tang police
    BW = bristle worm
    LRHH = liverock hitch hiker
    Pred tank -predator tank
    Nem-anemone
    RSA or RCB- Cyano bacteria
    Dinos-Dinoflagettes
    Nano- small aquarium
    Pico-smaller tank than a nano (Very small)
    GSP = green star polyps
    Gorgo = gorgonian
    Rics = ricordia


    Non marine abbreviations:-

    OP = Original Poster
    IMO = In my opinion
    SWMBO = She who must be obeyed
    iirc = If I remember correctly
    HTH = Hope that helps
    TIA = Thanks in Advance
    LOL = Laugh Out Loud
    LMAO = Laugh My A3se Off
    OIC = oh I see
    WTF! = are you joking
    Regards Dave Big Thumbs Up
     
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  2. JayTee

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    I sometimes see OP which I have assumed (rightly or wrongly) is original poster.
     
  3. Hazey

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    correct John, cheers, added to the list Big Thumbs Up
     
  4. warby

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    IMO - in my opinion
    AFEW - acropora eating flat worm
    GAC - granular activated carbon
    GFO - granular ferric oxide (rowaphos)
    LPH -litres per hour
    GPH - gallons per hour
    LR - live rock
    RTN - rapid tissue necrosis
    STN- slow tissue necrosis

    Can't think of any more atm I'm affraid
     
  5. tyger

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    What's FFS [MENTION=20322]warby[/MENTION] ? HystericalHysterical
     
  6. warby

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    Erm.....not sure on that one matey why don't you enlighten us
     
  7. tyger

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    ME!!!!! that's why I was asking you lol.
     
  8. leopardshark

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    CBBF - copperband butterfly fish
    OIC- oh I see
    RODI-reverse osmosis de-ionised
    HLLE- head and lateral line erosion
    TP- tang police
    CUC-clean up crew
    WTF!-are you joking
    BW-bristle worm
    LRHH-liverock hitch hiker
    FTD&STP-how about that!!!!!!!!
     
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  9. Hazey

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    First post updated, thanks guys, keep em coming

    Big Thumbs Up
     
  10. leopardshark

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    Pred tank -predator tank
    YEKT-yellow eyed kole tang
    Nem-anemone
    RSA or RCB- Cyano bacteria
    Dinos-Dinoflagettes
    Nano- small aquarium
    Pico-glorified jam jar doing an impression of an aquarium
     
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  11. frazzle121180

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    The most important one for many of us who's other half's aren't fish friendly


    SWMBO - She who must be obeyed
     
  12. mgreenough

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    AFEW acropora eating flat worm, should that not be AEFW :)

    Otherwise it reads as acropora flat eating worm.
     
  13. warby

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    Was testing to see if people where reading what I'd put....... honest haha
     
  14. Hazey

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    First post now updated, thanks for more additions guys Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Dave.....
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  16. leopardshark

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    Ok 1 or 2 more

    GSP- green star polyps
    Gorgo- gorgonian
    Rics-ricordia
     
  17. Hazey

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    All updated again, thanks for the new additions Big Thumbs Up
     
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    Acro- acropora
    Acro crab-crab that inhabits acroporah colony
     
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    Being lazy and cant be bothered to edit the list.. lol.

    Phos
    Cal
    Mag
    RO
    No2
    No3

    FOWLR
    etc... you get the idea... :lol:
     
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